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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories from April 4 (boys’/men’s)

Saturday, 4th April 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, High School  

(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in lacrosse history), Posted 4/4/20

4/4/09 – Scholastic wrap: La Salle downs nationally-ranked W. Genesee, 7-3; Springfield-Delco tops Ridgewood, 8-5

Randy Forster and Peter Schwartz scored two goals apiece as the Explorers scored four unanswered goal to break open a 3-3 game before dumping host West Genesee (N.Y.), 7-3, today.

La Salle improved to 3-3 while West Genesee, ranked No. 4 in the country according to the UnderArmour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings, fell to 2-1.

Westy Hopkins, Kevin Forster and Derek Bogorowski also scored for La Salle, ranked No. 3 in the state in the PA Media Rankings.

Springfield-Delco 8, Ridgewood (N.J.) 5

Joe Venit scored three goals and Josh Cavanaugh had two goals and dished five assists to lead the Cougars (6-0) to the win over Ridgewood (1-1) in the prelude to the Big City Classic at the Meadowlands.

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4/4/13 – Men’s D3 lacrosse: Widener rallies; Cabrini rolls, Ursinus wins

Widener exploded in the third quarter for five goals and the defense did its job in the second half for a 9-5 Commonwealth Conference men’s lacrosse victory over Lebanon Valley at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium.

The Pride’s run began late in the second quarter when senior Johnny Casey (Abington) scored a man-up goal with 3:02 left for a 4-3 halftime deficit.

But that was just the beginning of what would be a six-goal run for Widener. It continued 1:09 into the second half when senior Ryan Eidenshink (La Salle) tallied for a 4-4 tie.

Freshman Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) then gave the Pride (6-3, 2-0 CC) the lead for good, scoring off a feed from junior Timothy Winslow with 8:39 to go in the third for a 5-4 margin.

Eidenshink and Taylor then scored 2 1/2 minutes apart before senior Josh Fox (Lower Merion) netted a man-up tally with 4:30 left in the quarter for an 8-4 lead.

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4/4/14 – .@HEADstrongFND Rivalry Games: For Marple Newtown, playing for Nick Colleluori has extra meaning

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/4/14

MN players who also compete on Team HEADstrong

For Marple Newtown, competing in the HEADstrong Foundation’s 5th Annual Rivalry Games at Avon Grove High School has extra meaning.

Eight members of the Tigers play for HEADstrong’s club team, and head coach Mike Miller is a HEADstrong UI15 coach. So when the players learned they would be playing Unionville (11 a.m.) and had to sell t-shirts to raise money and spread the word about Nick Collelluori, there was extra motivation.

Marple Newtown High players that also play for HEADstrong club, From left to right: Billy Morgan, Alex Funk, Vince Ciavardelli, Tyler Kostack, Eric McKelvey, T.J. Reiley, Steve Viola, Noah Turner

The Rivalry Games features 12 teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Each squad raises money for the fight against blood cancer by selling t-shirts and raises awareness by educating others on the relentless pursuit of the Foundation to cure blood cancer in Nick’s name.

Marple Newtown 2015 midfielder T.J. Reiley, who plays for HEADstrong club, said the event has great meaning to him and his teammates.

“I think the event means you are always going to give 100 percent no matter what the cost,” said Reiley. “I think it brings us closer in the sense that it’s not just about the game, it’s about raising money and awareness.

“When I tell someone who doesn’t know about it, I tell them it’s about a college kid who started a foundation that grew into something way bigger and helped a lot more people because of how much he cared for the sport and how much he cared for the community.”

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4/4/15 – Boys’ lacrosse: No. 1 @Fords_Lacrosse continues undefeated path

By Bradley Schlegel, Posted 4/4/15

Drew Supinski says Haverford School has started the season with seven consecutive wins because the players have bought into the coaching staff’s philosophy.

Drew Supinski had five goals on Saturday (Photo for

According to Supinski, that message includes a focus on fundamentals and a determination to win every ground ball.

“If we believe in that, and ourselves, we can have a great year,” he said.

On Saturday, Supinski led the Fords to an 11-5 non-league win over visiting St. Anthony’s (N.Y.). The senior midfielder and Johns Hopkins signee scored a game-high five goals the Fords did nothing to diminish their standing as the No. 1 team in the Epoch Lacrosse North America and rankings.

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4/4/18 – Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week: @ShipleyLAX 2018 LSM/DEF Drake

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/4/17

Shipley School 2018 LSM/defenseman Will Drake has been named the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.

Will Drake profile:

Shipley School 2018 LSM/DEF Will Drake

High school: Shipley School
Year: 2018
Position: LSM/defenseman
College choice: Undecided
Club team: Mesa Fresh 2018

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